November has been mostly mild and soggy which means the ground is now truly saturated, the dusty soil of summer long gone. The barmy autumn temperatures are also gone with a frosty start to the week, it certainly feels cold enough for snow and I can feel the shift creeping into my bones, my trusty… Continue reading Chilly Weather
The Golden Acre cabbages are looking beautiful again, they remind me of the cabbages lined up neatly in Mr McGregor's garden and I can understand why Peter Rabbit risked being pie supper to nibble upon the leafy beauties. I have enjoyed regular little pickings of outer leaves and now the cabbages are starting to heart… Continue reading Peter Rabbit Cabbages
A mild spell of weather last month and into January gave the broad beans sown in November a push to germinate, just one or two beans missing by the looks of it but I always sow generously to allow for failures and thin out later. Just one double row because I'm the only broad bean… Continue reading January on the Allotment
The joy of popping to the plot to harvest vegetables on Christmas Eve, it has to be one of the most rewarding visits us allotment gardeners do and one I know I really look forward to. Sometimes though it doesn't all go to plan despite our best efforts, but what we do harvest we cherish… Continue reading Christmas Dinner!